The much awaited Mohenjo Daro trailer was released and now its time for us to make the predictions for the Hrithik Roshan starrer.
Update: A couple of months back Mohenjo Daro was considered as a sure shot 200 crore hit. The expectations were too damn higher from this Hrithik starrer. However, things have changed quickly and as of now, it is considered as just an ordinary film.
The main culprit will be the poor marketing of the film. On the other hand Rustom has taken a lead as Akshay Kumar starrer is carrying excellent buzz. Rustom was promoted much better and its music has also become chartbuster. MD lacks in music department.
The trailer plays the most important part as far box office opening is concerned. In the case of Mohenjo Daro, the trailer has received a mixed response. Actually, the trailer is a good one however the expectations were too damn high. Everyone was expecting an epic trailer that is gonna blow their minds. The trade has also given rather a mixed response.
Some section of the audience is complaining about the poor VFX. The trailer has also sparked a controversy as historians have accused the makers of showing Mohenjo Daro civilization in a bad light. Hrithik Roshan is the biggest crowd puller after the Khans. He is making a comeback to silver screens after two years which is definitely making headlines. So despite the mixed response to the trailer, the opening will be huge. It is clashing with Akshay Kumar's Rustom which will fetch a number of screens. Ideally, Mohenjo Daro needed an EDX solo release. Now it will only get 2800-3000 screens.
It would have been better if the makers named the film something else. As people who will watch Mohenjo Daro to learn about the civilization may get disappointed. However Ashutosh Gowarikar's track record is excellent and he can be trusted. Mohenjo Daro is a very risky project as the budget is likely to be in the range of 120 crore. So it needs an excellent run to even recover its cost.
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